She will be responsible for the development of the pole vault squad.
Three Redbirds finished in the top 10 at the trials.
Three of the four Redbirds competing made it to the finals in their respective event.
Smith opened the competition with a throw of 54-11.25 (16.74m)
She was the first of four Redbirds to compete in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials
2012 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships | Day3
2012 State Farm MVC Outdoor Track & Field Championships | Day 1
Illinois State at EIU Big Blue Classic
Outdoor: Posted three-straight first-place finishes in the javelin to open the season at the EIU Big Blue Classic (March 29), ISU vs. SIU Dual (April 7) and the Sea Ray Relays (April 11), with marks of 166-11, 173-03 and 160-01, respectively ... won fourth-straight conference title in the javelin at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 11) with a mark of 161-04, earning All-Valley honors ... qualified for the NCAA Division I West Region Preliminary Round (May 24) where she finished 15th with a mark of 156-02 ... claimed eighth at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials (June 21) in the javelin, throwing a personal-best 175-10.
Outdoor: All-America in the javelin ... finished first at the MVC Outdoor Championships in the javelin with a mark of 152-07 ... earned All-Valley honors with that first place finish ... recorded three other first-place finishes ... won the EIU Big Blue Classic in the javelin with a mark of 156-01 ... took first at the Lee Calhoun invite with a mark of 147-11 in the javelin ... tossed the javelin 148-03.25 to finish first at the Lenny Lyles Invitational ... finished seventh at the NCAA West Regional with a personal-best throw of 163-04 to qualify for nationals ... finished sixth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a mark of 162-01.
Outdoor: Finished the season with five first-place finishes in the javelin ... started the season with a win in the javelin at the SIU Spring Classic with a throw of 152-07, which was followed by a first-place finish in the javelin at the EIU Big Blue Classic ... won the javelin with a throw of 158-05 at the Lenny Lyle Invite ... took first place at the Redbird Spring Invite in the javelin with a throw of 157-04 ... won the MVC Championships with a throw of 162-00, which was also a new ISU record in the javelin ... earned All-Valley honors in the javelin ... qualified for the NCAA West Regional in the javelin ... qualified for the USA Outdoor National Championships.
Outdoor: Won four javelin titles and hit the NCAA regional-qualifying standard five times ... Missouri Valley Conference javelin champion at the State Farm Valley Championships with a personal-best 150-11 throw, a school record ... finished eighth with a throw of 144-11 at the NCAA Mideast Region Championships ... held the nation's 46th best throw among Division I javelin throwers.
At Cranston West High School: A four-time Rhode Island high school state javelin champion ... captured her fourth title in her senior season with a throw of 144 feet, one inch, beating her competition by nearly 16 feet at the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) State Championships ... career-best in the event is 144-7, a state record, which she set in 2007 ... her throw of 144-1 at the state championships was the 19th-best throw in the nation among female high school competitors in 2008.
Personal: Born 5/16/89 in Johannesburg, South Africa ... daughter of Tom and Carolynn Petranoff ... siblings are Shennon, Whittney and Kelly ... her dad, Tom, was an Olympic javelin thrower and former world record holder ... major is undeclared.